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..."From Birth to Obedience...
We provide the family environment necessary for proper puppy socialization."
The people you can trust to raise your special puppy specifically for your family.
How to Contact Us:
Donna, Michael and Sean Fitzpatrick
Donna served in education for 28 years as a teacher and school administrator. Michael has been in construction for 30 years and in the transportation industry for over 15 years. Sean has worked in several vet clinics in North Carolina and South Carolina and running his own business of horse show operations. We have been involved in the thoroughbred racing and breeding/training industry also. We love living in Aiken, S.C.
Since 1978, Trinity Farms has been raising
premium quality puppies with passion, love and care.
Our commitment to quality is absolute;
and we put our lifetime guarantee in writing.
We are research based in our studies and our program reflects this dedication to the specific bloodlines of our Irish Jack Russell Terriers.
Donna has a B.S., M.Ed., MBA Psychology and behavior.
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Our Mission statement is to be True to our Origins and
we are Driven by our Destiny.
Our philosophy is rooted in the premise that many of us share an undeniable love and attraction to the character and historical significance of the Irish Russell Terrier. It is because of our commitment to the preservation of these canines that we share this love for them - the desire to care for them - and the need to experience and become a part of their living history.
It is our goal to strive for excellence and to produce the highest quality puppies in the world.
Quality is never an accident. Quality is the result of years of research, high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and represents the wise choices of many alternatives.
These special creatures possess the cherished bloodlines of many great legends and they pass on the gentleness, athleticism, intelligence, substance, and beauty.
Our breeding program is carefully focused to instill, first and foremost, a gentle temperament and a willing, affectionate personality. However, we are also very proud of the sound health and hardiness, athletic talent, and classic beauty also evidenced in their offspring.
We strive to provide outstanding services to our families, offering an extraordinary level of personal attention, responsiveness and education that will create an inter-dependent relationship of extended family between us.
We have selected only the most superior quality foundation stock from Irish lines that have a long history of reproducing generations of proven, excellent dispositions and sweeter personalities.
We are excited to share with you our profound love for this breed. These are not only natural athletes, but born and bred to have an affection for people that is unparalleled. There is no greater love story than that between a dog and its owner. Let us be a part of creating for you, your special next, new family member.
We are forever indebted to the Irish breeders before us who have been our mentors and advisors in our life's journey to seek out and produce only the highest quality, genetically free of inherited deficiencies, and most reliable and dependable dispositions in Irish Jack Russell Terriers. We have spent many years with breeders and we research the very best Irish lines. The Irish Jack Russell Terriers we breed are direct descendents from protected and pure lines that trace back to the late 1860's. We have twelve unrelated Irish lines from these preserved and protected stock.
We are dedicated to preserving and protecting these bloodlines which are founded on very old established and proven lines from
These lines carry few genetic faults, actually only one reported that we know of in the last 50 years or so. These are some of the reasons the breeders before us are so committed to keeping these lines pure and protected from outside influences.
They are a true testament to the breed and are to be protected and preserved for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
They are a true testament to the breed and are to be protected and preserved for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
ACCOMPLISHED HANDS ARE EFFECTIVE HANDS
We place the Latin phrase,
'facta non verba', which is 'action not words',
at the core of our customer service.
Pairing one of our dogs with a new family is the most important step in acquiring a Trinity puppy or dog, and one we take very seriously.
It’s a journey that begins with a full conversation of your daily routine and family lifestyles, and ends with you bringing into your home and life a loyal and loving companion and devoted family dog.
That's why it's critical the puppy you choose is the correct one. The one that matches your family in personality and disposition. The confidence we have in our dogs and our experience allows us to guarantee that the dog we have placed with you will be the right match.
From day one and throughout the life of your dog, ensuring your peace of mind is our ultimate mission.
I’m Donna Fitzpatrick and I’d like to thank you for visiting our website. On this page you’ll find all of the information about our years of experience, credentials on educating families about puppies and dogs and how to find your next new family member. I’d like to take just a few minutes of your time to tell you a bit about me personally. I think you deserve to know the people behind the credentials so you can make a good decision.
There are several things you’ve got to take into account when you choose your breeder. Of course, look at experience, credentials and convenience of access. But at the end of the day it should boil down to one critical factor......choosing your puppy's breeder and origin may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. We’ve taken a lot of care in creating this website to give you as much information as we can to aid you in your decision. I really hope you’ll take the time to click on our links and do your research and if you have any questions at all, I hope you’ll call us. But in the meantime, here’s a piece of advice from me to you:
I’ve spent my entire career making absolutely sure that my families can talk openly with me and our family. I’ve invested hundreds of hours in comprehensive research to make sure that we excel at communicating the newest information - with each other as a team and with our puppy families. That means a better healthier puppy and happier outcomes for you.
Nothing makes me happier than when my puppy families look into the eyes of their puppy baby and then look at me with tears in their eyes because, they are so very happy with their new baby. I cherish those moments and have been honored and privileged to share hundreds of them with my puppy families in these past 35+ years. For me, that’s what it’s all about.
I’m a people-person and I love laughing with my puppy families. But first things first: If we work together, I will encourage you to talk with me so we can make sure we fully understand your children and your family's unique needs and concerns. It all begins with talking.
"I am an active listener. I think its very important that families know you are truly interested and listening to what they have to say and that what they say is inmportant."
It is my profound hope that no matter who you choose for your puppy's breeder, you will find someone you can talk with openly. I’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you so we can discover if I’m the right person to be your breeder. If you feel comfortable and safe with me, then we will form a partnership and work together to assure that every step you make is the best choice for you, your family and your happiness.
Have fun browsing through our website, watch the videos and when you’re ready, I will look forward to meeting you and learning how I might help you find the next love of your life.
Respectfully yours, Donna Fitzpatrick
Welcome to our Trinity Farms Terriers home page and thank you for considering us for your personal family companion. Throughout this website you'll become more familiar with the multi-faceted Irish Russell Terrier which will undoubtedly prove to be your best choice for your next family member companion and protector.
You can participate in protecting and preserving these natural treasures.
When your family becomes part of our extended Trinity Farm Family in helping care for these remarkable canines.
Please browse and learn more about us and our family commitment to preserving these special Old World bloodlines.
Where your peace of mind is our Priority and your family's safety, love and health is a goal that is attainable and within reach.
We are a small family honoring the tradition of raising happy, healthy and dependable family companions. We are still operating today and continuing the work of generations of our family's traditions in hand-raising puppies and dogs for your family.
Our 80 years of experience will benefit your family and your children's lives with the knowledge and practices we will provide for you in how best to care for your new family companion and loyal friend. They are naturally protective of their family and deeply loyal to their people.
Our family founders have long recognized the necessity for integrity, quality, reliability and efficiency in blending a new puppy or dog into the family as a companion and protector. My Father raised Dobermans, Labs, Springer Spaniels as well as terriers and he passed down to us what he had learned from his father.
We continue to pass down and transfer this knowledge and blend it with the newest research that effects how we all learn to become better and improve on what we do and how we do things. We continue to learn new methods and blend them with old and new research and explain it to our families.
The end result of which is that our family remains true to a mission
of service and excellence.
We are dedicated to bringing the true essence of the Irish Russell Terrier of pure Celtic origins for your family to discover and enjoy.
Love is a gift you give yourself and share with your family.
Let Your Passion Lead you here.
We also work closely with four veterinarians, here in Aiken, S.C. With their help and advice we have developed deeper foundation lines of superb, short-legged specimens of the Jack Russell Terrier.
We want to have family friendly, dependable and livable Russell Terriers. We use a holistic, alternative and conventional vets, Dr. Charles Timmerman, Dr. Charles Groover, Dr. Matt Barber and Dr. Kim Smart for alternative and all natural products and services. Their Aiken Vet Clinic here in Aiken have called our Jacks, 'laid back jacks.' You are welcome to call them for a reference 803-648-6886. And others have called them 'Easy Jacks.' The name has stuck and we consider it a wonderful compliment.
Our Jacks are sweet and loyal companions, trusted friends, and more importantly, part of the family. We spend a great deal of time with our puppies. They are all born in our bedroom, raised underfoot in the kitchen, socialized with adults and children, teenagers, telephones and vacuums. They even spend time visiting schools. Our puppies have been in classes from kindergarten to HS Biology. Once you have a Russell in your life you're hooked on the laughter and happiness they create in your home. They are clowns in dog suits!! That's what we enjoy. Laughter is the best medicine and keeps you healthy!
We are dedicated to making your decision to bring a Jack Russell Terrier into your home a happy experience that your whole family can enjoy for a very long time. For your entire life, yours as well as your puppy's, we are here as a resource and support for your family forever. We will gladly guarantee that any puppy you purchase from us will be in good health. We have a lifetime guarantee on health, genetics, temperament and compatibility on all our puppies and dogs. Our pups are usually seen by the vet the day they are born, again 3 to 4 days later, and will have visited the vet once if not twice, for their first set of shots, worming and flea treatment before they leave our home for yours. Please visit our health and guarantee page, our guarantee is one of the best in the nation.
Our commitment does not end with the sale, it begins..........
We will be here not just for the lifetime of your puppy or dog, but we become lifelong friends as well.
We here at Trinity Farms aspire to be the most trusted and respected JRT breeder in the eyes of our Trinity Farm families, customers and competitors.
We are committed to your puppy's health and beginning socialization.
Our family takes pride in raising premier quality dogs for family pets. We strive for excellence and aspire to be the best Irish JRT breeder.
Raising these special Irish JR Terriers is a priviledge and our greatest responsibility.
Welcome to Trinity Farms and our home, a video introduction taken by one of our puppy families, the Donovan family. You can see their website at www.portraitfusion.com
Our site is intended to help educate people about the Jack Russell Terrier breeds. There are many differences in the JRT's out there. There are Shortys, typically the original English and Irish lines. Then there are square JRT's, then there are Parson Jack Russell Terriers who are 12" - 15" tall who are more avid hunters and bred to be fancy in the show ring. It is the interbreeding with American lines that carry the hyper and aggressiveness which we do not believe make the best companions for children. Many other JRT people belong to the JRTCA which strives to keep the working and strong hunting drive alive. It is up to individuals to research and decide which type of JRT is right for you and your family.
We are members of the EJRTCA, UKC, and the RTFC. The AKC has just recognized in January 2006, the Shorty JRT as a separate breed that is distinctly different than the Parsons Jack Russells. Our broodstock have been approved and accepted in as Foundation Stock, which is an honor and a tribute to the Irish lines and the superb bloodlines and protected pedigree historys.
We raise the Shorty Jack Russell Terrier, who are more suited to be family dogs but who are also wonderful examples for the show ring for the smaller JRT. Some of them love to chase the tennis ball and there are others you'll have to teach how to hunt since their prey drive is not as strong. They are great at whatever you want them to do. They are especially and historically good with children.
The Irish and English Shortys are all under 12" tall. Most of our dogs are in the 10 - 11" range. Our dogs were originally bred to be Irish Gentleman's dogs and to be with the family, in the house and on the farm. They are living testimony to the quality, family dogs raised over 150 years ago. We strive to continue the tradition and keep the legacy of these dogs alive so our children's children will be able to enjoy them as much as we have.
Enjoy visiting our site, there are over 65 pages of information on JRT's and puppy/dog health, training tips and over 150 pictures of our special Irish Russell Terriers. We also have educational health articles about dogs and our health, and some wonderful photos of life with animals and how they enhance our lives. We have a Secrets of Life photo series, and a Military Salute page. See the Site Map on the opening page for the locations of the different pages. Please enjoy your visit. We invite you to call us with any questions you may have.
Please know that we donate a portion of your adoption/sale of our babies to
the Wounded Warrior Project and we donate monthly to the USO.
We salute our servicemen and women, we are so grateful for their dedication to our country.
Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Please see our Military Salute page.
Thank you to Mark Terrell for allowing us to post his photograph.
We would like to introduce our professional canine trainer,
Mr. Robert Holappa and his Belgian Malinois, Reece.
Robert has trained under the best professional canine trainers in the United States, and graduated with honors first in all classes. Rob previously attended Aiken Prep, has military experience and is extremely skilled and patient with his puppy training classes. We are fortunate to have his talents available to our families if you would like to have some training done here before your pup comes home to you. He is available to travel to your home state or country to deliver your pup to you at buyers expense for the gas or flights. He will make the transition a smooth experience for you to be able to learn the words, motions and voice inflections in order to continue the training he has instilled. We do the basic puppy commands of come, sit, etc. and lay the ground work of beginning habits of potty training and early play biting inhibition. We teach the puppy how to listen as a start for puppy kindergarten. Rob is able to potty train your pup and to attain more than just the basics but tailored to your family's needs. His prices are very reasonable and he is willing to talk to any prospective families. You can reach him at 803-270-5906.
Protecting your Home, Family and Peace of mind.
If you are based in the New England area, Lauren Gosciminski was also trained at the same time as Rob. Her skills also include working with other Mass., NH, and SC trainers. She is working in the Manchester, Derry, NH area and bordering Mass. towns. Please contact me for her phone and email. Thank you, Lauren!
Birthday surprise was a big hit for this Beaufort, SC teen.
We occasionally have pups who are available as we have families move their reservations to later in the season for various life situation reasons, ie. new jobs, moving, family, happy events like weddings to plan and new babies. We work with our families as we want the best time and best circumstances for our babies going to their new homes.
We do have young adults who we are looking to place when retired. Please see the puppies page.
If you haven't received an email response from me within 24 - 48 hours please call me. We so enjoy talking with everyone and please continue to telephone me to inquire about our extra babies that were a nice surprise.
Please know that since baby puppies do not have a complete immune system until after they have had their third set of shots, we must be extremely careful to protect them from illness and tightly control their environment. This includes cleaning everything, all the time. Most germs and bacteria will enter your home on your shoes or on your hands.
So please know that when you come to visit you will be asked to help us as we try to protect our little ones and our adults.
The first thing we will ask you to do is to step onto a bio-security mat which holds a disinfecting solution to clean all shoes. Then you'll step on a rug to dry your shoes.
Then the second thing we will do, is ask you to wear a lab coat or smock over your clothes. Thirdly, we will wash our hands before we touch any puppies or mommas. Then you will be able to play with our older puppies and the adults. In addition, when we switch playing with one litter and go to another litter, we must wash our hands again, in between litters.
If the babies are still young, newborns and are not four weeks old yet, we must ask you to look at them - but please do not touch them as much as you'd love to, looking will have to do until they are older. I know this is hard to do and we thank you in advance for being as careful with the babies as we are.
When we go outside to the backyard to see the adults, and when we come back in, we will again step onto another bio-security mat to clean our shoes again. If you happen to wear open toe shoes or sandals we do have the blue hospital booties which we will ask you to put on over your shoes.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these procedures. It's to protect our little ones and to stop any germs or bacteria in their tracks...literally and figuratively!
A boy and his dog.....
Welcome to our home, "Cead Mile Failte."
Welcome to our home, "Cead Mile Failte."
We do occasionally dress up for holidays, the dogs actually do
like costumes and tea parties! This is Vaquero who went to Texas
and T.C. (for Too Cute!!) who went to Georgia.
Fitzpatrick's Corner in the town of Doolin, County Clare, Ireland
Clonmacnoise Cemetary at sunset, a classic Celtic Cross.
These Irish bloodlines are well known for having extremely calm dispositions and have become known not just nationally here in the states, but internationally now as well. They have become highly coveted and there are not as many available now as there were in years past. Because of this, these exclusive lines are being nurtured to protect and propogate these very special bloodlines.
Teresa's grand-daughter is Gorgeous, and her father is Guinness, the 'other' Best of Breed National winner's family from the Irish Kennel Club.
For more information on why we call our puppies "Noni puppies", and to learn about the discovery of ancient health secrets, please see the Health and Guarantee page where I talk about noni in more detail.
A Fitzpatrick shop in Ireland, behind the road sign.
Actual ad for car sale in Ireland, "For sale, low miles mostly in reverse......"
Please may I ask for your extended patience in responding to your phone calls and emails. I try to answer emails by the next day and I have tried to do that with phone calls as well. I need to let you know that we have many inquiries and many questionnaires being sent every week. So I ask for your patience. If for some reason you have not heard back from me in 1 or 2 days please call or email me again, thank you.
Another photo of Doolin Village in County Clare where both our families
originated from generations ago. Our family DNA traces to County Clare in the 11th Century.
This is the backyard fence, we've planted pansies for the winter holidays in the flower boxes. And yes, for all northerners, it still is nice here all winter. We're putting Christmas lights on the front camellia bushes and it seems funny to be putting lights on the bushes which are in full glorious bloom.
The barn/kennel building picture taken Feb. '05.
Our barn/kennel building:
Our backyard playyard for the puppies. Our home property and farm facility are designed with integrated systems with detection, deterrence, defensive and offensive options. We are a secure property that we protect our babies on all fronts.
Jack Russell Terriers, English Jack Russell Terriers, Russell Terriers, Irish Jack Russell Terriers, Irish Russell Terriers - they are known by several names. And there are several JR breed types, the Parson JRT is a 12-16" tall hunting dog with a ton of prey drive. The Shorty JRT was recognized as a very different and distinct breed away from the Parson JRT. Some American Shorty JRT breeders still breed for the hunting stock and prey drive. And some American JRT lines still have hyper and aggressive characteristics. Do your research, interview breeders, and decide what kind of Jack Russell Terrier will best suit your family and be safe with your children and other pets.
Health histories, recorded pedigree histories and carefully protected bloodlines along with the proper hand-raising of these lovely little terriers are all vitally important. Ask about the breeder's philosophy, their history with this breed, how they raise their pups and what kind of guarantee do they have to stand behind their babies.
Please let us know how we can help you in your research as you look for your new family member. We are about educating families and welcome your questions in helping you find the best match for their own family. We try our best to match the personality of the puppy to the personality of the family.
This has worked wonderfully in the past and we welcome you to ask for references from our many Trinity Farms Families.
Most of all, have fun in your search for your next family member who will be with you for 16 - 20 years.
If we don't have a puppy for you, then we will refer you to Sheila of Connemara Terriers in Maine.
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